This is common complaint in women and uncommon in men. You can
treat cystitis effectively using preparations available at your
local pharmacy but only when the symptoms are mild.
Any man or child under 15 years of age complaining of cystitis
symptoms should speak with their local pharmacist.
The first symptom of cystitis is an itching or a pricking sensation
in the urethra (the tube down which urine comes). The desire to
pass urine becomes frequent (a few painful drops may be all that
comes passes when you attempt to urinate), throughout day and
night. Pain occurs on passing urine, which may be cloudy or strong
If you are only suffering mild discomfort and if the condition
is present for less than three days then you can use a preparation
available from the pharmacy. If your symptoms are severe and/or
present for more than three days then you should speak to the
pharmacist, as you may need to visit your GP. If you have used
a preparation for the treatment of cystitis without success or
if you are suffering from frequent bouts of cystitis call in to
your local pharmacist.
Tell the pharmacist or healthcare advisor if you are taking any
other medication. If you are pregnant, have kidney disease, diabetes,
high blood pressure or heart disease many of the over-the-counter
preparations are unsuitable and you will have to visit your GP.
We advise CYSTOPURIN sachets to give fast and effective
relief from the symptoms of mild cystitis. CYSTOPURIN
works by reducing the amount of acid in the urine and so reducing
the burning sensation caused by that acid. The course should be
started at the first sign of an attack and should be continued
for 48 hours (one sachet in a glass of water every 8 hours), to
have full effect, even if you feel better after only a few hours.
The drink, when made up is a pleasant, clear citrus or cranberry
· During a bout of cystitis, drink as much water as possible,
(at least 8 pints per day as well as the CYSTOPURIN).
- Alcohol, fruit juices, coffee and strong teas should be avoided.
- Urine should be passed regularly.
- To help prevent cystitis in the future, you should drink plenty
of fluids every day, and should always go to the toilet as soon
as you feel the need to pass urine (this regularly flushes out
- Perfumes, deodorants and perfumed soaps should be avoided in
the vaginal area.
- Personal hygiene is essential, especially before sexual intercourse
- VAGISIL products should be used in this particularly
- HARNTEE 400 instant tea is helpful herbal tea
for problem bladder and kidney and so may be advised in the treatment
of cystitis (one teaspoon of granules in a cup of hot water well
stirred, 2-3 times daily).